“The LORD reigneth, He is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded Himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh Thine house, O LORD, for ever.” Psalm 93:1-5 (KJV)

The place where my wife and I live is along a continuous flowing stream called Flat Creek, in Southwest Missouri.  We are out of any danger of flooding, barring a world wide flood; and I am certain that is not going to happen, because of God’s promise never to do that again.

I begin telling you this, because we can step out our back door, and hear the water from the creek flowing over the rocks, with a comforting, still noise of flowing waters.  When we get a lot of rain, and the creek rises; then it sounds like a roaring storm.  It is even noisy where you must speak louder when you speak to another person.  My wife and I love living here.  We like to call it “our little piece of heaven on earth.”  The road to get here is rough, rocky, and could be treacherous.  Does that not sound like Jesus’s description of the road to heaven (Matthew 7:13-14)?

This is about our Lord.  The LORD reigns.  Even in a perilous, dark, evil, wicked world our God reigns.  When the storms rage; our God reigns.  When the kings of earth rebel against the way of God (Psalm 2); our God reigns.  When the voices which hate God make decisions that are contrary to God, His Word and His way; our God reigns.

The idea of the “flood” reminds me of the prophet Isaiah’s inspired words, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, theSpirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19b).

We need to remember the silence of God speaks louder than any king or ruler can ever speak.  The LORD is mightier than the noise of many waters.

Come to the LORD through His Son Jesus Christ who died for your sins, was buried, and arose bodily from the grave and is alive forever more.

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